Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's team sprint

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Men's team sprint
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Pictogram for cross country
Venue Whistler Olympic Park
Dates 22 February
Competitors 44 from 22 nations
Winning time 19:01.0
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Russia
«2006 2014»
Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
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Distance
10 km     women
15 km   men   women
30 km   men   women
50 km   men  
4 x 5 km relay     women
4 x 10 km relay   men  
Sprint
Individual   men   women
Team   men   women

The men's team sprint cross-country skiing competition in the freestyle technique at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 22 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia.[1]

The Swedish team of Björn Lind and Thobias Fredriksson were the defending Olympic champions when the technique was classical.[2] The defending world champions were the Norwegian duo of Ola Vigen Hattestad and Johan Kjølstad when the technique was also classical.[3] Sweden's team of Emil Jönsson and Robin Bryntesson won the test event that took place at the Olympic venue on 18 January 2009.[4] The last World Cup event in this format prior to the 2010 Games took place in Rybinsk, Russia on 24 January 2010 and was won by the Russian duo of Nikolay Morilov and Alexey Petukhov.[5]

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals took place at 11:35 and 12:00 PST.[1]

Rank Heat Bib Country Athlete Time Note
1 1 1 Russia Nikolay Morilov
Alexey Petukhov
18:47.6 Q
2 1 2 Norway Øystein Pettersen
Petter Northug
18:48.5 Q
3 1 5 Germany Tim Tscharnke
Axel Teichmann
18:48.9 Q
4 1 4 Canada Devon Kershaw
Alex Harvey
18:49.2 q
5 1 6 Finland Lasse Paakkonen
Ville Nousiainen
18:54.3 q
6 1 7 Poland Maciej Kreczmer
Janusz Krężelok
19:07.2
7 1 11 Slovakia Ivan Bátory
Michal Malak
19:07.5
8 1 3 Estonia Anti Saarepuu
Peeter Kümmel
19:27.6
9 1 9 Lithuania Modestas Vaičiulis
Mantas Strolia
19:43.1
10 1 8 China Sun Qinghai
Xu Wenlong
19:43.6
1 10 Great Britain Andrew Musgrave
Andrew Young
DNF
1 2 16 Czech Republic Dušan Kožíšek
Martin Koukal
18:43.1 Q
2 2 19 France Vincent Vittoz
Cyril Miranda
18:43.8 Q
3 2 15 Italy Cristian Zorzi
Renato Pasini
18:43.9 Q
4 2 13 United States Torin Koos
Andrew Newell
18:43.7 q
5 2 17 Kazakhstan Nikolay Chebotko
Alexey Poltaranin
18:45.3 q
6 2 12 Switzerland Eligius Tambornino
Dario Cologna
18:54.6
7 2 18 Japan Nobu Naruse
Yuichi Onda
18:54.8
8 2 14 Sweden Marcus Hellner
Teodor Peterson
19:06.5
9 2 22 Romania Paul Constantin Pepene
Petrica Hogiu
19:09.2
10 2 20 Australia Ben Sim
Paul Murray
19:57.0
2 21 Belarus Sergei Dolidovich
Leanid Karneyenka
DNF

Final[edit]

The following are the results of the event.[6]

Neither of the Swedish pair that won at the previous Olympics or at the test event participated and the Swedish team was eliminated in the semifinals. Norway's defending world champions did not participate though the ones who replaced them would win gold. The Russian team that won the last event in this format prior to the Olympics would win bronze.

Rank Bib Country Athlete Time Deficit
1st 2 Norway Øystein Pettersen
Petter Northug
19:01.0 +0.0
2nd 5 Germany Tim Tscharnke
Axel Teichmann
19:02.3 +1.3
3rd 1 Russia Nikolay Morilov
Alexey Petukhov
19:02.5 +1.5
4 4 Canada Devon Kershaw
Alex Harvey
19:07.3 +6.3
5 17 Kazakhstan Nikolay Chebotko
Alexey Poltaranin
19:07.5 +6.5
6 16 Czech Republic Dušan Kožíšek
Martin Koukal
19:13.8 +12.8
7 19 France Vincent Vittoz
Cyril Miranda
19:18.7 +17.7
8 15 Italy Cristian Zorzi
Renato Pasini
19:21.1 +20.1
9 13 United States Torin Koos
Andrew Newell
19:21.6 +20.6
10 6 Finland Lasse Paakkonen
Ville Nousiainen
19:50.8 +49.8

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